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Warhammer 40K: The Imperial Lie – Prime

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Jun 24 2020

Let us talk about how the Imperial Truth was a lie all along.

The Immortal Emperor of Mankind had a plan, or so he claimed. First would come Unification and an end to the war on Terra. Then the Great Crusade would spread His Imperium across the stars. Uniting the far-flung children of Old Earth under one banner, His banner. United humanity would then break the Xenos threats and, under His dominion, open the hidden secrets of the Webway and evolve into a fully psychic race, one safe from both Xenos and Chaos threats. One of the core pillars of this plan was the Imperial Truth, a creed that would replace religion and guide the new Imperium. Yet here lay a seed of darkness in the heart of the Emperor's golden light, for the Imperial Truth was a grand lie.
What is The Imperial Truth

To understand the lie, we must first understand what the Imperial Truth was and why it was important. When the Emperor cast down the genelords and techno-barbarian chiefs of the Age of Strife, he not only sought to replace their myriad banners with His own Eagle and Thunderbolt but to change the way people thought. The old superstitions and religions of Terra, some dating back to our current ye...

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